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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 53r

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Sylvester of Rome: Scene, baptizing Constantine the Great --Sylvester, wearing conical papal miter and chasuble, holding open book with both hands, stands next to wooden font looking toward Constantine, nude, crowned, with joined hands raised, in the font.
Scene against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to papacy of Sylvester.

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